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Thursday, November 14 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technology in Education: To use, or not to use, that is the question.

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Technology in schools is ubiquitous. But just because it is, does not mean it is being used in appropriate ways nor does it mean it is not being left out when it should be. Given a thumbtack and cork board, most would agree that using one's thumb is the better tool, over a hammer or computer. Yet, we think nothing of making sure we turn on the lights (technology) to see well when writing a paper. This presentation will give insight as to why technology should be transparent and never the means to an end. It will highlight its best uses and demonstrate examples of when it should be put aside or included so we use our best tool, our human brain, to problem solve creatively, communicate, collaborate, and think critically.

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Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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